https://spectator.sme.sk/r/25/politics-and-society/atomSpectator.sme.sk - The Slovak Spectator4804-05-27T15:27:41ZSlovakia's English-language newspaper covering politics, business, culture, sport and opinion -- with real time news updates.Petit Press, a.s.rss_contact_emailhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20834311/top-3-news-from-last-week-in-slovakia.htmlTop 3 news from Last Week in Slovakia2018-05-25T09:21:23ZPolice seized Kuciak's colleague's phone.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20833299/students-construct-first-slovak-compressed-air-car.htmlStudents construct first Slovak compressed air car2018-05-25T06:55:00ZWhile emissions from the car are practically zero, the car does have other drawbacks.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20834000/sulik-kiskas-party-would-only-further-break-the-centre-right.htmlSulík: Kiska's party would only further break the centre right2018-05-24T21:14:51ZFico's star is falling and he could still save himself now for another election term, says opposition SaS leader Richard Sulík about who would benefit from early elections.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20833630/a-silent-protest-is-planned-for-friday.htmlUPDATED: Protest planned for Friday was cancelled2018-05-24T12:48:28ZThe organisers are disappointed by the current situation in politics and are calling for early elections.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20833629/hungarian-dailys-editor-in-chief-is-leaving.htmlHungarian daily’s editor-in-chief is leaving2018-05-24T12:45:22ZHe disagreed with hiring the former spokesperson of the Most-Híd party to lead an online department.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20833613/state-will-invest-in-new-howitzers.htmlState will invest in new howitzers2018-05-24T12:37:39ZThe planned purchase worth €175 million is the first replacement of non-Soviet technology.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20833167/lawyers-propose-their-own-changes-for-constitutional-court-elections.htmlLawyers propose their own changes for Constitutional Court elections2018-05-24T07:39:50ZFinding replacements for nine of the 13 Constitutional Court judges will be one of the top events of 2018 in Slovakia, constitutional law experts say.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20833274/minister-sakova-to-announce-police-personnel-changes-next-week.htmlMinister Saková to announce police personnel changes next week2018-05-23T22:40:52ZPotential candidates for the interim post of minister include a scandal-tainted police attaché in Croatia, rumours claim.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20833269/rtvs-reporters-failed-to-agree-with-management-again.htmlRTVS reporters failed to agree with management again2018-05-23T22:22:16ZThe broadcaster’s management accepted only one of seven requests made by the trade unions. The negotiations are expected to continue.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20833255/last-week-in-slovakia-police-seized-kuciaks-colleagues-phone.htmlLast Week in Slovakia: Police seized Kuciak's colleague's phone2018-05-23T21:08:53ZListen to all the headlines from The Slovak Spectator's news podcast.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20833096/general-macko-speaks-of-his-decision-to-leave-the-army-and-says-the-defence-minister-has-been-tamed-by-the-sns.htmlGeneral Macko: the Defence Minister has been tamed by the SNS2018-05-23T19:01:06ZAn air of frustration pervades the Slovak army says the prominent general who is leaving in protest.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20832416/russia-is-no-threat-for-the-intelligence-service.htmlRussia is no threat for the intelligence service2018-05-22T23:11:06ZThe Slovak Information Service was vague once again this year, failing to mention several important events.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20831839/prosecutors-office-reporters-murder-investigation-had-some-flaws.htmlProsecutor’s office: Reporter’s murder investigation had some flaws2018-05-22T14:01:54ZThe lawyer of the journalist’s parents fears information leakage to Police Corps officers.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20831804/slovaks-die-of-cancer-more-often-than-other-eu-citizens.htmlSlovaks die of cancer more often than other EU citizens2018-05-22T13:57:07ZThe survival rate after diagnosing breast, cervical and colon cancer has not improved.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20831456/prosecutor-withdraws-charges-of-libel-against-journalist.htmlProsecutor withdraws charges of libel against journalist2018-05-22T06:28:11ZThe journalist originally received an 18-month suspended sentence with three years of probation.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20831147/several-christians-disagree-with-churchs-stance-towards-extremists.htmlSeveral Christians disagree with Church’s stance towards extremists2018-05-21T15:23:00ZThe extremist ĽSNS party drafted a bill limiting abortions in Slovakia, creating an awkward situation for the Church.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20829649/ecological-sunscreen-air-pollution-monitoring-and-student-marketing-agency-these-are-the-projects-of-slovak-high-schoolers.htmlEcological sunscreen and air pollution monitoring among the projects of Slovak high-schoolers2018-05-21T10:45:44ZLeaf organization awarded the best projects by Slovak students.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20830586/do-we-have-sagans-in-language-education.htmlDo we have "Sagans" in language education?2018-05-21T10:31:41ZBeing a fully up-to-date leader or manager of language teachers is a significant part of the battle but how do you benchmark your teaching output?https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20828597/kiska-is-not-ruling-out-that-he-might-found-a-party-after-all.htmlKiska is not ruling out that he might found a party after all2018-05-17T22:45:37ZThe murder of a journalist and his partner and the events that followed have made President Andrej Kiska "change his original intentions" he admits in an interview.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20828138/special-prosecutors-office-to-look-into-ct-scanner-investigation.htmlSpecial Prosecutor’s Office to look into CT scanner investigation2018-05-17T13:26:26ZThe next steps will be specified later.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20828132/two-children-hospitalised-after-shooting-in-poprad.htmlA shooting in Poprad leaves two children hospitalised2018-05-17T13:25:12ZThough there are several problems in the borough, it has never resulted in a shooting.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20828161/the-biggest-survey-showed-the-lives-of-lgbt-people.htmlThe biggest survey showed the lives of LGBT people2018-05-17T13:01:19ZThey are mostly liberals but a third of them consider themselves to be Catholics.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20826649/protest-will-mark-the-birthday-of-murdered-journalist.htmlProtest planned for the birthday of murdered journalist postponed2018-05-17T13:00:00ZSeveral civic initiatives calling for early elections have organised another protest, which was originally to take place in Námestie Slobody Square on May 17 but was postponed to May 25 and mvoed to SNP Square.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20827424/slovakia-boasts-new-novelties-at-the-defence-fair.htmlSlovakia boasts new novelties at the defence fair2018-05-16T22:48:22ZThe country presents Black Hawk helicopters and Spartan planes at the IDEB fair which opened on May 16.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20827684/police-seized-the-mobile-phone-of-kuciaks-colleague-without-explanation.htmlPolice seized the mobile phone of Kuciak’s colleague, without explanation2018-05-16T21:53:48ZJournalists are now calling for a proper explanation of such behaviour, pointing to the duty to protect their sources.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20827575/last-week-in-slovakia-kiska-will-not-run-for-re-election.htmlLast Week in Slovakia: Kiska will not run for re-election2018-05-16T18:07:20ZListen to all the headlines from The Slovak Spectator's news podcast.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20827357/sns-and-most-hid-clash-over-transporters.htmlSNS and Most-Híd clash over transporters2018-05-16T16:48:52ZI thought the SNS would be more professional and fair at the Defence Ministry, said State Secretary Róbert Ondrejcsák.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20827038/researcher-robert-mistrik-will-run-for-president.htmlResearcher Robert Mistrík will run for president2018-05-16T12:25:45ZIt seems that the May 15 announcement of President Andrej Kiska not to run for re-election has prompted several parties and individuals to vie for this post.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20826718/vadala-escorted-to-italy.htmlVadala escorted to Italy2018-05-15T22:16:38ZThe Italian entrepreneur is prosecuted there for drug-related crimes.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20826512/meseznikov-kiska-will-not-go-into-politics.htmlIt would make no sense for Kiska to enter party politics2018-05-15T17:07:01ZThere are other ways the incumbent president can put his potential to use, says political analyst Grigorij Mesežnikov.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20826427/Kiska-career-in-politics-presidential-office-conflicts.htmlKiska leaves as the most trusted politician2018-05-15T16:39:52ZHis political opponents never gave him a break from attacks. These are the notable moments of Andrej Kiska in politics.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20826326/kiska-will-not-run-for-slovak-president-again.htmlKiska will not run or leave2018-05-15T14:52:31ZThe incumbent president will not run for a second term in office, but he wants to “be part of the new era” in Slovak politics.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20826263/the-man-who-testified-against-state-secretary-jankovska-detained-by-police.htmlThe man who testified against state secretary Jankovská detained by police2018-05-15T13:49:45ZOndrej Janíček, who described the alleged corruption of Monika Jankovská (Justice Ministry state secretary, a Smer nominee) when she still worked as a judge, has been detained.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20826208/the-proceeding-of-the-infamous-pezinok-waste-dump-has-been-suspended.htmlThe proceeding of the infamous Pezinok waste dump has been suspended2018-05-15T13:37:23ZThe waste dump in Pezinok that has even become a nationwide term and a part of local songs will still not be decided on for now.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20826172/prosecutors-office-stops-prosecution-in-overpriced-ct-scanner-scandal.htmlProsecutor’s office stops prosecution in overpriced CT scanner scandal2018-05-15T13:33:15ZPiešťany hospital wanted to buy the CT scanner for a million euros more than a Czech hospital did at the same time. After being highly publicised, the purchase was scrapped and nine people were charged.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20825695/training-of-active-reservists-takes-place-for-the-first-time.htmlTraining of active reservists takes place for the first time2018-05-15T06:09:11ZInterest in this project is much lower than the Defence Ministry originally expected.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20825269/sns-calls-on-most-hid-to-replace-ondrejcsak.htmlSNS calls on Most-Híd to replace Ondrejcsák2018-05-14T14:40:59ZDefence Ministry state secretary criticised SNS nominees for keeping important information on procurement from him.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20825285/poll-there-is-no-politician-whom-the-majority-of-people-would-trust.htmlPoll: There is no politician whom the majority of people would trust2018-05-14T14:02:13ZA Focus poll shows decline in public trust in politicians following recent crisis.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20823436/for-a-great-country-lets-help-mothers.htmlFor a great country: Let’s help mothers2018-05-12T15:32:19ZStrong, caring mothers who have found themselves in a situation where they need our helphttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20823085/cabinet-has-so-far-failed-to-adopt-strong-measures.htmlPeople should attend municipal elections2018-05-10T22:34:56ZThe organisers of the For a Decent Slovakia gatherings say they have a different opinion on the current situation in Slovakia than the prime minister.